An experienced, friendly and reasonably-priced laser-based workshop in north London offering quality laser cutting and laser etching of designs in a range of materials as well as design and development of client concepts.
We're aimed at humans with ideas designers, artists, creators, hobbyists and makers; People in design, film and animation, fashion, advertising, marketing and PR.
Some of the well-known brands we've been entrusted with over the years include John Lewis, the Design Museum, V&A, BBC, ITV, Microsoft, Jack Daniels, O2, Unilever, Twinings, Nike & Converse.
Want a price? Email your design along with quantities and material specifications to email@example.com.
Would you like to browse through some examples?
We can use your own design files or we can help create or convert your sketches and ideas to a final product or prototype.
We're a bit nerdy in some ways, and have got a got a knack for offering useful advice and processes. We loathe waste and we dislike inefficiencies this means we're keen to suggest cheaper or alternate options where we can.
We leverage over 20 years design industry experience to offer a start-to-end service for your project.
Curious to know if we can do what you want? email and ask!
Prices are complex things in our line, but we do everything we can to keep it simple for you and come by the fairest price, so the easiest and quickest thing to do is send us an email with your designs or an explanation of what it is you want making and we'll get back to you with a quotation or a few questions to arrive at one.
On one hand we discount for more time on the machine, on the other we often have to convert files or develop a client's ideas. Then there are materials, setup and handling all of which we recognise as being as important to your work as the lasering process itself. This makes it hard to answer on the site here "X will cost Y" and it would be a disservice to you to suggest otherwise.
We have a minimum charge of £25 and our machine costs are calculated on a sliding scale, based upon the size of your project.
As an example, a single hour's machine time would cost £45.
Day and week rates available.
Basic conversions are free.
Artworking and complex conversions, as well as manual preparation such as staining or painting is charged at £20 p/h, although we will subdivide a bit where relevant.
Design work is £20 p/h.
We use Royal Mail for smaller packages and UPS for larger ones to the United Kingdom (and International) on a signed-for service.
If you're local, you're more than welcome to pop in and pick your pieces up too!
Unfortunately, certain sheet materials have gone up drastically in price over the last few years, due to COVID and the recent war in Ukraine, which has stopped imports from Russia, who were a major-supplier of quality laser-ready ply. We don't profit on any material we might use in your project, but unfortunately we do have to pass along these increases.
Send enquiries, along with files and any material & quantity specifications to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Filetypes for completed designs:
Laser-cut: Adobe Illustrator, EPS, Vector PDF, CAD*.
Laser-etch: High res bitmaps including PSD, BMP, JPG, TIFF etc.
Laser cutting & Etching is best done with Adobe Illustrator/EPS or CAD.
Click here to download a template for Adobe illustrator.
For outline sketches etc:
JPG or a camera phone pic will suffice.
* Please save DWG files (etc) in a legacy 2004 format, bound by a 900x600mm rectangle.
We do not cut metal.
New River Studios,
199e Eade Road,
Visits by appointment only.
We're based in Haringey, North London just a nip away from Islington, Hackney, Central.
Nearest Tube is Manor House, on the Piccadilly Line. Nearby bus routes: 253, 254, 257, 259